RSA-509 - Protection & Advocacy of Individual Rights (PAIR) Program Performance Report

Montana (Disability Rights Montana) - H240A170027 - FY2017

General Information

Designated Agency Identification

NameDisability Rights Montana
Address1022 Chestnut Street
Address Line 2
CityHelena
StateMontana
Zip Code59601
E-mail Addressbernie@disabiltiyrightsmt.org
Website Addresshttps://disabilityrightsmt.org
Phone406-449-2344
TTY 406-449-2344
Toll-free Phone800-245-4743
Toll-free TTY800-245-4743
Fax406-449-2418
Name of P&A Executive DirectorBernadette Franks-Ongoy
Name of PAIR Director/CoordinatorBernadette Franks-Ongoy
Person to contact regarding reportBernadette Franks-Ongoy
Contact Person phone406-449-2344
Ext.4811

Part I. Non-Case Services

A. Individual Information and Referral Services (I&R)

Multiple responses are not permitted.

1. Individuals receiving I&R within PAIR priority areas293
2. Individuals receiving I&R outside PAIR priority areas4
3. Total individuals receiving I&R (lines A1 + A2)297

B. Training Activities

1. Number of trainings presented by PAIR staff8
2. Number of individuals who attended training (approximate)307

There were several Special Education trainings held for parents, teachers, health professionals and families. The topics that were covered were: Key elements of IDEA, Children with special needs, and disability rights training to attorneys.

C. Information Disseminated to the Public

1. Radio and TV appearances by PAIR staff1
2. Newspaper/magazine/journal articles0
3. PSAs/videos aired0
4. Hits on the PAIR/P&A website896,258
5. Publications/booklets/brochures disseminated50
6. Other (specify separately)3

Narrative

19 - E-newsletter Legislative updates were sent out to an average of 650 people each time.

Twitter - 4,345 Followers

Facebook - 959 Followers; 989 Likes

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Part II. Individuals Served

A. Individuals Served

Count individual once per FY. Multiple counts not permitted for lines A1 through A3.

1. Individuals still served as of October 1 (carryover from prior FY)32
2. Additional individuals served during the year88
3. Total individuals served (lines A1 + A2)120
4. Individuals w. more than 1 case opened/closed during the FY. (Do not add this number to total on line A3 above.)4

B. Individuals served as of September 30

Carryover to next FY may not exceed total on line II. A.3 above 41

C. Problem Areas/Complaints of Individuals Served

1. Architectural accessibility13
2. Employment17
3. Program access8
4. Housing6
5. Government benefits/services13
6. Transportation3
7. Education4
8. Assistive technology3
9. Voting0
10. Health care18
11. Insurance0
12. Non-government services2
13. Privacy rights0
14. Access to records0
15. Abuse9
16. Neglect6
17. Other24

D. Reasons for Closing Individual Case Files

1. Issues resolved partially or completely in individual favor39
2. Other representation found18
3. Individual withdrew complaint0
4. Appeals unsuccessful2
5. PAIR Services not needed due to individual's death, relocation etc.0
6. PAIR withdrew from case14
7. PAIR unable to take case because of lack of resources5
8. Individual case lacks legal merit7
9. Other0

Please explain

E. Intervention Strategies Used in Serving Individuals

List the highest level of intervention used by PAIR prior to closing each case file.

1. Technical assistance in self-advocacy19
2. Short-term assistance58
3. Investigation/monitoring4
4. Negotiation1
5. Mediation/alternative dispute resolution0
6. Administrative hearings0
7. Litigation (including class actions)0
8. Systemic/policy activities0

Part III. Statistical Information on Individuals Served

A. Age of Individuals Served as of October 1

Multiple responses not permitted.

1. 0 - 41
2. 5 - 228
3. 23 - 5976
4. 60 - 648
5. 65 and over27

B. Gender of Individuals Served

Multiple responses not permitted.

1. Females43
2. Males77

C. Race/Ethnicity of Individuals Served

For individuals who are non-Hispanic/Latino only

1. Hispanic/Latino of any race0
2. American Indian or Alaskan Native11
3. Asian0
4. Black or African American0
5. Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander0
6. White96
7. Two or more races0
8. Race/ethnicity unknown13

D. Living Arrangements of Individuals Served

Multiple responses not permitted.

1. Independent58
2. Parental or other family home9
3. Community residential home0
4. Foster care0
5. Nursing home3
6. Public institutional living arrangement13
7. Private institutional living arrangement1
8. Jail/prison/detention center31
9. Homeless1
10. Other living arrangements1
11. Living arrangements not known3

E. Primary Disability of Individuals Served

Identify the individual's primary disability, namely the one directly related to the issues/complaints

1. Blind/visual impairment5
2. Deaf/hard of hearing15
3. Deaf-blind0
4. Orthopedic impairment50
5. Mental illness2
6. Substance abuse0
7. Mental retardation0
8. Learning disability4
9. Neurological impairment8
10. Respiratory impairment0
11. Heart/other circulatory impairment6
12. Muscular/skeletal impairment10
13. Speech impairment0
14. AIDS/HIV0
15. Traumatic brain injury0
16. Other disability20

Part IV. Systemic Activities and Litigation

A. Systemic Activities

1. Number of policies/practices changed as a result of non-litigation systemic activities2

2. Number of individuals potentially impacted by policy changes400

Describe your systemic activities. Be sure to include information about the policies that were changed and how these changes benefit individuals with disabilities. Include case examples of how your systemic activities impacted individuals served.

Under this grant we worked with advocates and state officials to ensure that state lawmakers understood the issues with adopting a state law standard for the use of service animals as an accommodation that contradicted federal law. The measure proposed would have established a criminal penalty for failing to answer certain questions from business owners or landlords or failing to prove that an animal is a service animal.

In addition, we worked with the same allies to educate law makers that it made no sense to attempt to establish a state law that contradicted the ADA, as it regards accessibility of public accommodations. A measure to do so was not successful.

Finally, we worked on a proposal to identify new accessibility voting technology for federal and state elections in montana as the current technology is old and out of date. We participated in a demonstration of new voting technology and assessed its effectiveness. No measure was presented to fund these new machines, though an interim study was approved to look into the issue before the next legislative session.

B. Litigation/Class Actions

1. Number of individuals potentially impacted by changes as a result of PAIR litigation/class action efforts0
2. Number of individuals named in class actions0

Describe your litigation/class action activities. Explain how individuals with disabilities benefited from your litigation activities. Be sure to include case examples that demonstrate the impact of your litigation.

N/A

Part V. PAIR'S Priorities and Objectives

A. Priorities and Objectives for the Fiscal Year Covered by this Report

For each of your PAIR program priorities for the fiscal year covered by this report, please:

  1. Identify and describe priority.
  2. Identify the need, issue or barrier addressed by this priority.
  3. Identify and describe indicators PAIR used to determine successful outcome of activities pursued under this priority.
  4. Explain whether pursuing this priority involved collaborative efforts by other entities. If so, describe this collaboration.
  5. Provide the number of cases handled under the priority. Indicate how many of these, if any, were class actions.
  6. Provide at least one case summary that demonstrates the impact of the priority.

Core Services

1. Identify and describe priority.

Disability Rights Montana will provide information, referral, and short-term assistance. DRM will develop and provide resource materials to people with disabilities, and assist people with disabilities to register to vote.

2. Identify the need, issue or barrier addressed by this priority.

Individuals with disabilities face a lot of issues, both legal and technical, whose answers are not generally available. We can serve as the resource to direct people with disabilities to the correct resources to get the right information.

3. Identify and describe indicators PAIR used to determine successful outcome of activities pursued under this priority.

We are successful when we respond to each caller promptly and provide helpful and accurate information.

4. Explain whether pursuing this priority involved collaborative efforts by other entities. If so, describe this collaboration.

5. Provide the number of cases handled under the priority. Indicate how many of these, if any, were class actions. 255 Service Requests

6. Provide at least one case summary that demonstrates the impact of the priority.

Client is having difficulty at work. He has a breathing disease, and has difficulty with the heavy smoke in the air. He states that he is harassed at work, and his direct supervisor makes snide remarks. He has not had any difficulties until the recent heavy smoke. Referred client to JAN network, and instructed him with his option to write a letter of accommodation to his employer regarding his disability. Encouraged the client to call back if the letter to did not work with his employer. Have not heard from the client in sufficient amount of time to conclude that the letter was successful.

Abuse and Neglect

1. Identify and describe priority.

Disability Rights Montana will develop community living capacity for people with disabilities.

2. Identify the need, issue or barrier addressed by this priority.

There are an insufficient number of community placements for the number of people who are able and ready to be moved out of facilities into community settings.

3. Identify and describe indicators PAIR used to determine successful outcome of activities pursued under this priority.

a. Establishment of relationships with community living providers

b. Movement of individuals out of facilities and income community placements

c. Number and nature of complaints received by DRM regarding community living issues

4. Explain whether pursuing this priority involved collaborative efforts by other entities. If so, describe this collaboration.

This priority does involve collaborative efforts with other entities in terms of development of productive relationships with community living providers and also with institutional facility staff to ensure all movements to the community are based on appropriate discharge planning.

5. Provide the number of cases handled under the priority. Indicate how many of these, if any, were class actions. 5 Service Requests

6. Provide at least one case summary that demonstrates the impact of the priority.

An Alzheimer’s patient was inappropriately placed in the Montana State Hospital for care where he was beaten to death by another patient. The decedent’s wife did not want to bring legal action against the Hospital, but requested DRM assistance with pursuing legislative action. Although the "Alzheimer’s Bill" did not pass in the 2017 legislature, we assisted the widow in this case, along with several cases, in utilizing the legislative resources available to them. DRM will continue to education others in cases like this about the legislative process through which they can work to eventually effect legal changes in the placement of Alzheimer’s patients in the Montana State Hospital.

Discrimination, Employment, Benefits, Access, and Voting

1. Identify and describe priority.

Disability Rights Montana will promote independent living, meaningful employment, and access to governmental services and programs and public accommodations, for people with disabilities.

2. Identify the need, issue or barrier addressed by this priority.

3. Identify and describe indicators PAIR used to determine successful outcome of activities pursued under this priority.

4. Explain whether pursuing this priority involved collaborative efforts by other entities. If so, describe this collaboration.

5. Provide the number of cases handled under the priority. Indicate how many of these, if any, were class actions. 36 Service Requests

6. Provide at least one case summary that demonstrates the impact of the priority.

Disability Rights Montana (DRM) was contacted by a client who was currently employed, past his probationary period, needed to be able to wear a stomach brace at work due to a possible hernia. He submitted a note about this from his doctor and was put on leave without pay for a week by the manager. The manager reported that a committee would need to review his situation and make a decision as to whether he could return to work and the employer would accommodate him. Several days later client reported that he attempted to contact the corporate office to find out the status of his paperwork and request, was told a specific employee needed to review the paperwork. Client was concerned because he heard from co-workers that someone else had been hired for his position. Client called his supervisor to confirm. The supervisor told him he wanted the client back at work, but the corporate office was the one keeping him out of work. DRM staff worked with client to prepare a letter to the corporate office that assisted in getting a response from that office. We also referred this client to the Montana Human Rights Bureau in case the problem was not resolved.

1. Identify and describe priority.

Challenge discrimination on the part of government entities, and ensure that people with disabilities enjoy equal access to all governmental benefits and services.

2. Identify the need, issue or barrier addressed by this priority.

3. Identify and describe indicators PAIR used to determine successful outcome of activities pursued under this priority.

4. Explain whether pursuing this priority involved collaborative efforts by other entities. If so, describe this collaboration.

5. Provide the number of cases handled under the priority. Indicate how many of these, if any, were class actions. 43 Service Requests

6. Provide at least one case summary that demonstrates the impact of the priority.

Client with a hearing impairment contacted DRM’s DEBA unit about being reported to Child Protective Services (CPS). She attended two meetings with CPS, requested an interpreter for both, but was not provided interpreter services. DRM staff investigated the issue, talked with the CPS worker who explained they attempted to contact the interpreter service, but did not receive a call back. During that conversation, this worker also reported that no action was taken against the client because CPS determined they had no concerns about the care and level of safety she was providing the child. In checking, however, with the interpreter service, they reported they did not show any record of receiving any calls from CPS requesting interpreter services.

1. Identify and describe priority.

Challenge discrimination on the part of places of public accommodation and ensure that people with disabilities enjoy equal access, particularly physical access, to places of public accommodation.

2. Identify the need, issue or barrier addressed by this priority.

3. Identify and describe indicators PAIR used to determine successful outcome of activities pursued under this priority.

4. Explain whether pursuing this priority involved collaborative efforts by other entities. If so, describe this collaboration.

5. Provide the number of cases handled under the priority. Indicate how many of these, if any, were class actions. 22 Service Requests

6. Provide at least one case summary that demonstrates the impact of the priority.

Disability Rights Montana also investigated a report from a caller with a hearing impairment that a community service provider refused to pay for an interpreter for counseling sessions for herself and her child who also had a hearing impairment. DRM staff investigated this issue and was told that the therapist did refuse to pay for the interpreter saying the provider couldn’t afford to do that. DRM staff then began to work with other provider administrative staff who very clearly understood a provider’s obligation to provide interpreter services so that communication during counseling sessions was effective for both the child and parent. That staff informed the therapist that the provider was obligated to pay for the service. In case the issue was not resolved, DRM staff assisted this parent with the intake process to file a complaint with the Montana Human Rights Bureau.

Education

1. Identify and describe priority.

Disability Rights Montana will protect the rights of students with disabilities to access educational programs, services, activities, and benefits without discrimination on the basis of disability and to receive a free and appropriate public education.

2. Identify the need, issue or barrier addressed by this priority.

3. Identify and describe indicators PAIR used to determine successful outcome of activities pursued under this priority.

4. Explain whether pursuing this priority involved collaborative efforts by other entities. If so, describe this collaboration.

5. Provide the number of cases handled under the priority. Indicate how many of these, if any, were class actions. 6 Service Requests; 14 Projects

6. Provide at least one case summary that demonstrates the impact of the priority.

Student is a 10 year-old fourth grade boy originally diagnosed with AD/HD, anxiety disorder, and a processing disorder. Student has a long history of behavior and attention issues at home and at school going back to at least April 2014. Student’s parents and treatment providers advocated for an IEP for several years. Despite these various professionals’ reports (which were all shared with the school) the school refused eligibility under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), violating the school’s child find obligations, until DRM Education Unit attorneys became involved in October 2016.

Following the involvement of DRM’s attorneys, the student was determined eligible for special education and related services under IDEA and an interim IEP was developed for the Student. The Student received a comprehensive neuropsychological evaluation, paid for by the school, to better understand his disabilities and educational needs, and was determined eligible under Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD).

Once this Independent Educational Evaluation (IEE) was completed, the IEP team met again to discuss the IEE, and determined what changes to the Student’s IEP were needed to meet the recommendations and findings in the IEE report. As a result of DRM intervention, the school agreed to contract with a private Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) to complete a functional behavior assessment (FBA) and develop a behavior intervention plan (BIP) for the student.

Additionally, the school hired its own in-house BCBA to provide services to students throughout the school, resulting in systemic change for students throughout the school. With assistance from DRM, the parent now better understands the "IDEA/IEP process," and has self-advocacy skills and tools to effectively negotiate the educational system throughout the student’s educational career. Through direct parental education from DRM, parent is in a position to assist other families of students with disabilities as well, resulting in further systemic change. We also believe DRM’s involvement in this school district, led the district to hire a skilled special education director to replace prior special education director upon retirement.

Outreach

1. Identify and describe priority.

Disability Rights Montana will promote disability rights and awareness and keep the public informed of its activities.

2. Identify the need, issue or barrier addressed by this priority.

Often people with disabilities and their families are not aware of the full scope of services available to them. Outreach to the community is a good way to accomplish this

3. Identify and describe indicators PAIR used to determine successful outcome of activities pursued under this priority. Access to the Disability Rights Montana Website will help people with immediate answers to common questions.

4. Explain whether pursuing this priority involved collaborative efforts by other entities. If so, describe this collaboration. N/A

5. Provide the number of cases handled under the priority. Indicate how many of these, if any, were class actions. 27 Projects

6. Provide at least one case summary that demonstrates the impact of the priority.

Disability Rights Montana sponsored or participated in 8 training events with 307 people attending.

Twitter - 4,345 Followers

Facebook - 959 Followers and 989 likes

Hits on the DRM website - 896,258

Policy

1. Identify and describe priority.

Disability Rights Montana will promote policies, statutes, and regulations in the State of Montana that are reflective and responsive of the equal, civil, and legal rights of people with disabilities.

2. Identify the need, issue or barrier addressed by this priority.

3. Identify and describe indicators PAIR used to determine successful outcome of activities pursued under this priority.

4. Explain whether pursuing this priority involved collaborative efforts by other entities. If so, describe this collaboration.

5. Provide the number of cases handled under the priority. Indicate how many of these, if any, were class actions. 4 Projects

6. Provide at least one case summary that demonstrates the impact of the priority.

Under this grant we worked with advocates and state officials to ensure that state lawmakers understood the issues with adopting a state law standard for the use of service animals as an accommodation that contradicted federal law. The measure proposed would have established a criminal penalty for failing to answer certain questions from business owners or landlords or failing to prove that an animal is a service animal.

In addition, we worked with the same allies to convince law makers that it made no sense to attempt to establish a state law that contradicted the ADA, as it regards accessibility of public accommodations. A measure to do so was not successful.

Finally, we worked on a proposal to identify new accessibility voting technology for federal and state elections in montana as the current technology is old and out of date. We participated in a demonstration of new voting technology and assessed its effectiveness. No measure was presented to fund these new machines, though an interim study was approved to look into the issue before the next legislative session.

Civil Rights

1. Identify and describe priority.

Disability Rights Montana will increase protection and recognition of the rights of people with disabilities through advocacy and/or legal representation.

2. Identify the need, issue or barrier addressed by this priority.

This priority exists to allow us to take on cases that are not within our priorities but present significant civil rights issues. We will continue to maintain this priority for times when these issues present themselves. There are some cases, such as constitutional claims, that may not fit under the priorities we have established each year. This priority allows us to address these issues when they have the potential to change the law in a way that will affect more persons that the client in the matter or to have other far reaching benefits for people with disabilities. We investigate, draft legal memos or reports and litigate under this priority.

3. Identify and describe indicators PAIR used to determine successful outcome of activities pursued under this priority.

4. Explain whether pursuing this priority involved collaborative efforts by other entities. If so, describe this collaboration.

5. Provide the number of cases handled under the priority. Indicate how many of these, if any, were class actions. 0 Service Requests

6. Provide at least one case summary that demonstrates the impact of the priority.

No Funds were expended under this priority

B. Priorities and Objectives for the Current Fiscal Year

Please include a statement of priorities and objectives for the current fiscal year (the fiscal year succeeding that covered by this report), which should contain the following information:

  1. a statement of each prioirty;
  2. the need addressed by each priority; and;
  3. a description of the activities to be carried out under each priority.

Core Services

1. a statement of each priority

Disability Rights Montana will provide information, referral, and short-term assistance. DRM will develop and provide resource materials to people with disabilities, and assist people with disabilities to register to vote.

2. the need addressed by each priority; and;

Provide reliable, timely information and referral services to all callers, and short-term assistance for non-priority issues to eligible persons with disabilities.

3. a description of the activities to be carried out under each priority.

We will continue to address concerns through our intake process under this priority, which involves ensuring that we provide accurate and timely referral information that is appropriate to their particular situation.

Discrimination, Employment, Benefits, and Access

1. a statement of each priority

Disability Rights Montana will promote independent living, meaningful employment, and access to governmental services and programs and public accommodations, for people with disabilities.

2. the need addressed by each priority; and;

Unfortunately, some employers are still unaware of their responsibilities when it comes to accommodating their employees with disabilities.

3. a description of the activities to be carried out under each priority.

The activities to be carried out include investigations, advocacy, filing administrative complaints, lawsuits and appeals.

1. a statement of each priority

Challenge discrimination on the part of government entities, and ensure that people with disabilities enjoy equal access to all governmental benefits and services.

2. the need addressed by each priority; and;

There is still the denial of the use of assistive technology or auxiliary aids and the failure to accommodate the use of that technology.

3. a description of the activities to be carried out under each priority.

The activities carried out include investigations, advocacy, filing administrative complaints, lawsuits and appeals.

1. a statement of each priority

Challenge discrimination on the part of places of public accommodation and ensure that people with disabilities enjoy equal access, particularly physical access, to places of public accommodation.

2. the need addressed by each priority; and;

We find that public accommodations do not consistently grant reasonable accommodations or otherwise offer services and benefits to people with disabilities without discrimination.

3. a description of the activities to be carried out under each priority.

The issue addressed here are public accommodations that do not treat their customers with disabilities in a non-discriminatory manner. The activities carried out include investigations, advocacy, filing administrative complaints, lawsuits and appeals.

Education

1. a statement of each priority

Disability Rights Montana will protect the rights of students with disabilities to access educational programs, services, activities, and benefits free from discrimination on the basis of disability and to receive a free and appropriate public education.

2. the need addressed by each priority; and;

Ensuring students with disabilities can access a free appropriate public education without discrimination in accordance with state and federal law.

3. a description of the activities to be carried out under each priority.

Depending on case needs and resource availability, the full range of legal and advocacy tools will be utilized to protect the rights of students with disabilities, including informal negotiation, mediation, administrative complaints and litigation.

Outreach

1. a statement of each priority

Disability Rights Montana will promote disability rights and awareness and keep the public informed of its activities.

2. the need addressed by each priority; and;

Often people with disabilities are not aware of the types of services available to them. Outreach to the community is a good way to accomplish this.

Getting information to people with disabilities can be challenging but electronic media is increasingly popular as a means of communication, so we have chosen an electronic format for our newsletter.

3. a description of the activities to be carried out under each priority.

Often people with disabilities are not aware of the full range of services available to them. Outreach to the community is one way to overcome this.

Policy

1. a statement of each priority

Disability Rights Montana will promote policies, statutes, and regulations in the State of Montana that are reflective and responsive of the equal, civil, and legal rights of people with disabilities.

2. the need addressed by each priority; and;

People with disabilities are affected by changes in law and policy. This happens both intentionally, in measures addressing disability specific issues as well as inadvertently through measures with broad application that often have disproportionate effects upon the disability community. To help the greatest number of people with disabilities and to hopefully avoid or prevent problems brought about by policy changes, it can be advantageous to participate when these issue are being considered and debated.

3. a description of the activities to be carried out under each priority.

This priority is necessary as people with disabilities are affected by changes in law and policy. This happens both intentionally, in measures addressing disability specific issues, as well as inadvertently through measures with broad application which often have disproportionate effects upon the disability community. To help the greatest number of people with disabilities and to hopefully avoid or prevent problems brought about by policy changes, it can be advantageous to participate when these issues are being considered and debated.

Under this priority, we inform administration officials and others about the impact of rules, practices and procedures on people with disabilities.

Civil Rights

1. a statement of each priority

Disability Rights Montana will increase protection and recognition of the rights of people

2. the need addressed by each priority; and;

Provide advocacy and/or legal representation for people with disabilities in cases with the potential for establishing precedent, enforcing and clarifying constitutional and other rights. This can only be used with prior approval of the Executive Director.

3. a description of the activities to be carried out under each priority.

There are some cases, such as constitutional claims, that may not fit under the priorities we have established each year. This priority allows us to address these issues when they have the potential to change the law in a way that will affect more persons than the client in the matter or to have other far reaching benefits for people with disabilities. We investigate, draft legal memos or reports and litigate under this priority

Part VI. Narrative

At a minimum, you must include all of the information requested. You may include any other information, not otherwise collected on this reporting form that would be helpful in describing the extent of PAIR activities during the prior fiscal year. Please limit the narrative portion of this report, including attachments, to 20 pages or less.

The narrative should contain the following information. The instructions for this form outline the information that should be contained in each section.

  1. Sources of funds received and expended
  2. Budget for the fiscal year covered by this report
  3. Description of PAIR staff (duties and person-years)
  4. Involvement with advisory boards (if any)
  5. Grievances filed under the grievance procedure
  6. Coordination with the Client Assistance Program (CAP) and the State long-term care program, if these programs are not part of the P&A agency

A. Sources of funds received and expended

Source of Funding Amount Received Amount Spent

Federal (section 509) $138,704 $138,704

State $0 $0

Program income $22,561 $22,561

Private $0 $0

All other funds $0 $0

Total (from all sources) $161,265 $161,265

B. Budget for the fiscal year covered by this report

Category FY17 Budget FY18 Budget

Wages/salaries $104,986 $109,347

Fringe benefits (FICA, unemployment, etc.) $39,704 $38,803

Materials/supplies $2,892 $3,454

Postage $482 $512

Telephone $1,566 $1,663

Occupancy $12,650 $13,433

Travel $4,650 $5,838

Copying $1,000 $1,000

Bonding/insurance $1,205 $1,279

Equipment (rental/purchase) $6,024 $6,652

Legal Services $1,500 $2,000

Indirect costs $4,005 $4,255

Miscellaneous $1,200 $3,079

Total Budget $181,864 $191,315

C. Description of PAIR staff (duties and person-years)

Type of Position FTE % of year filled Person-years

Professional

Full-time 1.44 100 12

Part-time 0.08 100 1

Vacant

Clerical

Full-time 0.39 100 3

Part-time

Vacant

D. N/A

E. No grievances filed

F. N/A

Certification

Signed?Yes
Signed ByBernadette Franks-Ongoy
TitleExecutive Director
Signed Date12/03/2017